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fis·tu·la

(fĭs′chə-lə)
n. pl. fis·tu·las or fis·tu·lae (-lē′)
1. A duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
2. Such a passage that has been created intentionally, especially a surgically constructed connection between an artery and a vein that is used for vascular access in hemodialysis.

[Middle English, from Latin, hollow stalk of a reed, pipe, fistula (in the medical sense, probably calqued on Greek surinx, panpipe, fistula); perhaps akin to Latin festūca, straw, stalk; see fescue.]

fistula

(ˈfɪstjʊlə)
n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal opening between one hollow organ and another or between a hollow organ and the surface of the skin, caused by ulceration, congenital malformation, etc
2. obsolete any musical wind instrument; a pipe
[C14: from Latin: pipe, tube, hollow reed, ulcer]

fis•tu•la

(ˈfɪs tʃʊ lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. Pathol. a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury.
2. a surgical opening into a hollow organ for drainage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: pipe, tube, fistula]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fistula - a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
2.fistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surfacefistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
Translations

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] N (fistulas or fistulae (pl)) → fístula f

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] nfistola

fis·tu·la

n. fístula, canal o pasaje anormal que permite el paso de secreciones de una cavidad a otra o a la superficie exterior;
anal ______ anal;
arteriovenous ______ arteriovenosa;
biliary ______ biliar.

fistula

n (pl -las o -lae) fístula; anal — fístula anal; arteriovenous — fístula arteriovenosa; mucous — fístula mucosa
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This in turn will help oral surgeons to modify treatment options in patients with these risk factors and to rationalize decision making in managing this accidental occurrence to avoid future oroantral fistula and its complications.
Oroantral fistula is a pathological lining connecting oral cavity to maxillary sinus.
Rhinoliths cause rhinitis which may lead to complications including nasal polyps, atrophic rhinitis, septal perforation and oroantral fistula (2).
Postoperatively, the patient developed an oroantral fistula at the operative site that was repaired without incident.
To the Editor: A 66-year-old man had a bone graft for treatment of an oroantral fistula in March 2007 in Marseille, France.
However, the usual clinical features in symptomatic patients are facial pain, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, purulent or blood-stained discharge, foul smelling postnasal dripand oroantral fistula.
In case of oroantral fistula the underlying cause of communication was assessed (surgical extraction or fire arm injury).
Thus oroantral fistula is a complication as well as is treated by Caldwell luc method.
8) When a secondary surgery is required for the definitive treatment of a lesion, previous marsupialization often affords the luxury of a less invasive surgery, thereby reducing surgical complications such as oroantral fistula, oronasal fistula, nerve injuries (particularly to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves), excessive bleeding, and mandibular fracture.
Key Words: Minor oral surgery, dental extractions complications, buccal fat pad flap, oroantral fistula.
Often they result from the escape of material through an oroantral fistula or from trauma.
The objective of the study was to determine the most vulnerable sites and side involved in oroantral fistula creation.